Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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Mary MacGowan IRENE Slate Creek Dulcimers Dan Charles Thomas Lisa Golladay Bob Reinsel Cynthia Wigington john lashley marg Christine Shoemaker Stewart McCormick Gail Webber Jan Potts Dusty Turtle Linda Jo brockinton Robin Clark Ken Hulme

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club.
The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Last year I two hips replaced. I took my feather dulcimer both times. The staff got a kick out of the music coming from such a small instrument."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"I think we’re the lucky ones!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Strumelia. I just go wherever I can. It’s okay. At 72 I’m not techno savvy."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Cashew Chicken"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"I belong to several groups and am unable to sign on to any of them. Please help."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger picks that don't sound like finger picks!":
"You’re correct. They are picks; not fingerpicks."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger picks that don't sound like finger picks!":
"I use Wedgie rubber soft picks."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I’m unable to explore the forums ":
"Thank you. I’ll try tomorrow. At 72 I’m a bit sharper in the AM."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "I’m unable to explore the forums ":
"What am I doing wrong?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Welcome to the world of no hard rules. It’s spectacular!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.":
"Bravo! The history of the mountain dulcimer is important to savor. It’s early musicians were isolated, many were magnificent musicians but didn’t read or..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.":
"I love the modesty of icons in small communities."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.":
"dulcinina: In 1987 my husband had a dulcimer made for me by a local woodworker and industrial arts teacher who made dulcimers as a hobby..  I knew nothing..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @marg: Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @butterscotch: Mountain Dulcimer Stand for playing standing up
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"Yes! We have a humidifier attached to our furnace and keep water boiling on the stove in our small home. The humidity stays at about 40%."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"Yep, string side up! There’s a Dulcimer everywhere I sit."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"My dulcimers lay on tables, on my music stand, lean against the bookcase or on the bed.  How do you dust them and keep them?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lucy Wise - Walking Out":
"Thank you! That’s terrific!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 5th Year":
"Please! Keep them coming!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 5th Year":
"Nina Zanetti’s fingerpicking style is almost hypnotic. Like all of the Hearts of the Dulcimer podcast this is special. This is Podcast number 45. Each is..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "e-bow":
"I feel an affinity for my dulcimers. I don’t play that well but I think we belong together."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago
@don-grundy is now following @irene

Latest Group Discussions

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Don Grundy

7+ Fret


I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores....
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Don Grundy

Additional frets playing traditionally?


Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Anyone else tune GDg?


I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Don Grundy

Frets on noter/drone dulcimer


Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Drone playing in DAD?


I read an article in Dulcimer Players Magazine and I’m not sure I...
@Don Grundy 2 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

3 or 4 strings?


When you’re playing melody notes and chords. DAD tuning. Do you play...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 16
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the...
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy 3 years ago - Comments: 29

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Strumelia
03/07/20 01:31:56PM @strumelia:

Thank you Don for your very thoughtful and generous site sponsorship.  worthy


Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.